Wrong Speak: Pushing back the Victim Narrative

By | June 12, 2022

[June 12, 2022]  “Wrong Speak is Orwellian sounding by design.”  So begins this website’s Home page that tackles unpleasant topics like what real racism is like.  But the focus is on changing the American cultural narrative that blacks are victims of society to one where they reject this self-defeating attitude.  That is how you learn to be truly free.  Never accept the victim narrative.

Is there a class war on-going in America?  Many say yes!  Starting in the 1970s, in the aftermath of the civil rights movement, free speech, feminism, anti-war, and Earth First, academia began its long march from liberal to illiberal, from educators to indoctrinators.  Today, they are dedicated to ideological loyalty, not civil liberties, good character, unity, and truth.  That is why victimhood became so pervasive – and it’s alluring since it promises something for nothing and the abandonment of responsibility.

Adam B. Coleman is the author of “Black Victim to Black Victor,” op-ed writer, public speaker, and host of “A Good Faith Space.”  He is also the founder of Wrong Speak.  Adam writes openly about his struggles with fatherlessness, homelessness, and masculinity.  What I like about him is that he believes we should all have the ability to speak freely and advocates for people who feel voiceless to be heard.

Is he changing the narrative of black victimhood?  No one person can do more than Adam Coleman.  His motto, honest, humble, and resolute, lays the foundation for his big voice.  His articles have been published in the New York Post, Newsweek, The Federalist, Unheard, and many other major outlets.1  Do you wonder why?  Just read one of his articles, and you can see why his message is so powerful.  He speaks those things that need speaking.  He tells stories that need telling.

Go ahead; indulge yourself.  Go to his website, read his articles, listen to him on various podcasts, YouTube, etc.  You’ll find him if you look.  Beware, what he says is hard, and some of those who are mentally weak just might be triggered.


  1. Earlier this month, I highlighted his article that linked fatherless families to mass shootings. https://www.theleadermaker.com/clearing-the-spindle-values-big-slide/


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Author: Douglas R. Satterfield

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17 thoughts on “Wrong Speak: Pushing back the Victim Narrative

  1. Stanley Samuelson

    Finally, a good idea that might actually take hold in America. 🇺🇸

  2. Mark Evans

    Ultimately a faith-based idea that is slowly growing more popular. After rejecting Christianity for decades, maybe, must maybe, American is finally waking up to the realization that this rejection was wrong morally but pragmatically it was a horrible decision that allowed the idea of victimhood to flourish. When we are “compassionate” to the point of destroying those we feel compassion for, then we need to reassess where we are. This is why Coleman’s ideas of victor-hood is so crucial for a better society.

    1. Edward G.

      Well said, Mark and it is also up to us to help spread the word. Encourage folks to buy Adam Coleman’s book (and Gen. Satterfield’s book too). Reading is part of maturity. Read more, be more human.

  3. mainer

    Read this from Coleman’s book, “Black Americans are constantly lied to about the source of their community’s issues in an effort to profit off their pain and to make sure that they never leave the mindset of the victim. In order to move forward in American society, black people must be critical of all sectors of black culture and the people that profit off the mainstream black victim messaging. I believe that with honesty, love, ownership and responsibility, black Americans can leave behind the victim mentality for the truly empowering victor mindset. Once victor-hood is embraced, we can achieve a more peaceful union with the rest of American society and stop accepting conflict within the black community as a normality.”

  4. Liz at Home

    Enjoyed your article this early Sunday morning, Gen. Satterfield. I’m happy I found your leadership website.

  5. Linux Man

    Is he changing the narrative of black victimhood? Yes, that is indeed the question but ask it our our political leaders. Nope, they will never ask that question. They fear being accused of racism when it is an attack on racism.

  6. Emma Archambeau

    My My, got this one right. It’s all about VICTIMs in America and the world. I think this is a collorary from Marxism. Just my thinking.

    1. Otto Z. Zuckermann

      You may be onto something Emma. Marxism is insidious and certainly has the markings of this destructive ideology. Marxism paints the world into victims and oppressors where the latter are always bad and the former always good. The problem is that oft times the opposite is true and thus overturns the most fundamental assumption of Marxism and one of the greatest reasons for its grotesque failure.

    2. Guns are Us

      Good thinking here Emma, I’ve not heard this put forward before. 👍

  7. Frankie Boy

    Read the book, you’re right on with this great man who sees victimhood as a trap for blacks in America.

    1. JT Patterson

      — and the Palestinian peoples too. They are ‘victims’ and thus are perpetually being stroked by international governments that refuse to call them out.

      1. Fred Weber

        So true, victimhood destroys but it is also attractive because you get something for nothing and get to feel good about it too.

        1. Greg Heyman

          Makes you feel also morally superior to others and that is a very very dangerous idea. An idea that was and still is the core of Communism and Nazism. We know how that turned out in the 20th century.

    2. Laughing Monkey

      Yes, good book. I read it too a couple of months ago. The main idea is very simple. Get out of the victim mindset and the world will open up for you. Of course, Adam Coleman is a Christian and for that reason his ideas will be rejected. Funny thing, however, is that he is right.

      1. Yusaf from Texas

        Excellent observation. I just ordered his book. ✔


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